Irish designer Ryan McElhinney's baroque lamps and mirrors, made from plastic toys, call up a variety of associations — from a sense of boyhood nostalgia to over-the-top kitsch to the drama of a Rodin sculpture.

McElhinney sculpts the one-of-a-kind pieces by hand, composing the toys and then coating them in a high gloss polyurethane lacquer. The work is both silly and stunning — recycling with a sharp eye toward design.

See more of Ryan McElhinney's work on his website.

Images: Ryan McElhinney